Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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They Didn’t Do It For The Glory, They Did It For The Dough…

An article by posted on January 30, 2013 0 Comments
They Didn’t Do It For The Glory, They Did It For The Dough…

Money is the root of all evil? That’s what a lot of folks think down in the Bible Belt… Are they onto something?  Yesterday, the news broke in Miami, FL about another huge PED scandal that is certain to rock the National Pastime to it’s core… Again. Three weeks ago, the BBWAA hurled a shutout […]

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ESPN To Televise Two Mets Spring Training Games

An article by posted on January 30, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN To Televise Two Mets Spring Training Games

Anthony DiComo reports that ESPN has released its Spring Training broadcast schedule and that the Mets will have two nationally televised games: Tues., March 26 vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m. Thurs., March 28 @ Nationals, 1 p.m. Only 12 days left until pitchers and catchers officially report to Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Mets open their […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets and Daniel Murphy have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year deal for $2.925 million dollars. Murphy, 27, had been seeking $3.4 million while the Mets countered with a $2.55 million offer. In his first full season as the Mets second baseman, Murphy batted .291/.332/.403 with six […]

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Mets Sign Reliever Scott Atchison To Minors Deal (Updated)

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Reliever Scott Atchison To Minors Deal (Updated)

The Mets just announced that they have signed RHP Scott Atchison to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. Atchison will make $700,000 if he makes the team out of camp, and can earn an additional $150,000 in incentives. Atchison, 36, made 42 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2012 and went 2-1 […]

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Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

When I’m wrong I’m always the first to admit it. It’s a habit I picked up while serving my country and learning how some mistakes, no matter how slight, could have significant ramifications on the rest of my company, division, etc. Better to get it out of the way so that we can reassess, readjust and […]

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Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

Good news from the New York Mets on projected left fielder Lucas Duda, who underwent November 5th surgery to repair a fractured right wrist. Duda took swings in the batting cage on Monday, and then faced live pitching for ten minutes at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been […]

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Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

Adam Rubin pops the question: “Has Alderson Been Effective?” on ESPN New York this morning. The Mets may be headed for their fifth straight losing season in 2013, which would be their third straight under Alderson. And the current GM no longer has what he inherited from Omar Minaya to blame when Alderson quips, “What outfield?” Rubin […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

Amazin’ Avenue recently wrote that as currently constructed, the Mets’ outfield could be a whole lot better than many expect. They go onto build a good case that Lucas Duda in left can be at least league average (offensively), Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill can pair up to be league average as well, and a Mike […]

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

During an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio, Sandy Alderson expressed that the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for him to consider signing Michael Bourn, who is the best outfielder left on the free-agent market. The Mets GM also confirmed that his plan for 2013 is to have one […]

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes: “It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky […]

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